Market Research Logo

Best Practices: Western European Government Sector IT Spending Forecast, 2011–2015

73 Pages IDC January 05, 2012 SKU: IDC6823336

During the past 15 years, in addition to the extensive use of ICT to underpin back-office systems, governments in Western Europe have used ICT to support egovernment initiatives designed to provide better public services to citizens and businesses. Effective egovernment involves redesigned organizations and processes so that public services are delivered more efficiently. The goal is for citizens, enterprises, and organizations to conduct their business with government more easily, more quickly, and at lower cost. Changes in technology have supported increased flexibility in how and when services are delivered, and there has been an increase in the quantity and sophistication of government sites. There has been an underlying belief that increased use of ICT would satisfy the need for a radical transformation of government and the services it offers, but in many respects egovernment services remain informational and only provide for limited interaction.

Jan Duffy, EMEA research director, IDC Government Insights, said: "The future path is rocky. The big 5 Western European economies are expected to struggle to regain a positive economic state. Saddled with the need to shore up the eurozone while dealing with internal financial challenges, even the more robust big 5 economies will have difficulty returning to strong economic growth. Public spending could remain depressed through the entire forecast period, although service demands will require governments to rethink the way they are delivered. This could have a positive effect on the demand for IT, but financial pressures will constrain the budgets and consequently the amount being spent will not increase."

Show Full Description

Show Table of Contents

Best Practices: Western European Government Sector IT Spending Forecast, 20...

January 05, 2012

Search inside this report

Pricing & Delivery

Online Download

Didn't find what you are looking for?

Let us find it for you. One of our knowledgeable research assistants will work with you to find exactly the right research to answer your questions:

US: 800.298.5699 International: +1.240.747.3093 Or leave us a message and we'll call you back!

Receive bi-weekly email alerts for new market research.

CTA Image

Download our free eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download CTA

Share this report